At SI Red Light, Stu Hackel opened his article on staged fights by saying, “At what point does the NHL and NHLPA decide that moronic spectacles like the “appointment fights” at the opening face-off of the Devils-Rangers game on Monday night are really not good for the game and actually do something about them?”
BTW, 3 yrs ago at GMs meeting, NHL adopted anti-staged fight legislation. NHLPA via the competition committee ultimately kaiboshed it.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) March 20, 2012
Different start to the game last night.. The noise level after the 3 fights gave me goose bumps.Felt and sounded like the playoffs..
— Henrik Lundqvist (@HLundqvist30) March 20, 2012